Team Profile

Our company has an investment office in Switzerland and an operating company in India employing a team of roughly 30 professionals with a passionate focus on the development and execution of projects through our ICEE method.​

STRONG ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET combined with Swiss accuracy and on-the-ground experience

HIGH COMPLEMENTARITY with a healthy mix of financial, investment, legal, operations, and business-development expertise

DIVERSE CULTURE with multiple nationalities

Executive Management Team

Partners, executives and experts leading core functions of process-oriented investment organization.

Executive Management Team

Ron Pal
Founding Partner and Board Chairman
  • Founding Partner and Board Chairman
  • Serial entrepreneur
Dr. Pablo Erat
Partner
  • Partner
  • Strategist and business incubator
Akshaya Kamath
Director India
  • Director India
  • Leadership and mentoring of operational teams
Marco Klinge
Chief Venture Development Officer
  • Chief Venture Development Officer
  • Development of new projects up to pilot phase
Sandeep Raju
Chief Investment Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Asset value optimization, investor relations and sustainability
Corsin Steiner
Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controlling, budgeting and accounting

Pioneering Ventures Board

Serial entrepreneurs with extensive India expertise and governance and compliance expert.

Pioneering Ventures Board

Ron Pal
Founding Partner and Board Chairman
  • Founding Partner and Board Chairman
  • Serial entrepreneur
Dr. Pablo Erat
Partner and Board Member
  • Partner and Board Member
  • Strategist and business incubator
Dr. Didier Sangiorgio
Board Member
  • Board Member
  • Governance and compliance expert

Asset Management Boards

Professional board members with strong back-ground in venture investments, governance and compliance.

Asset Management Boards

Michael Bär
Member Asset Management Boards
  • Member of Asset Management Boards
  • Director of Beacon India PE Fund, Chairman of Baer Capital Partners
  • Former Head of Private Banking and Member of Executive Board at Julius Baer Holding
Dr. Didier Sangiorgio
Member Asset Management Boards
  • Member of Asset Management Boards
  • Managing Partner of Walder Wyss
  • Professional Board Member with several directorships on Boards of non-listed corporations and trusts
Jonny Suter
Member Asset Management Boards
  • Member of Asset Management Boards
  • Founder and CEO of Helvetica Capital
  • Former executive management positions at KPMG, UBS and CS Group
Ron Pal
Member Asset Management Boards
  • Member of Asset Management Boards

Strategic Advisors

Renowned leaders and entrepreneurs, co-invested in multiple Pioneering Ventures projects.

Strategic Advisors

Nicolas Oltramare
  • Owner and CEO of Hamberg AG
  • Board Member of Vontobel
  • Former Director of Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt am Main, Investment Banking
Robert Berendes
  • Co-owner and partner at a-connect and Operating Director at Pain+Partners
  • Former Head of Business Development at Syngenta and Partner at McKinsey
     
Jonny Suter
  • Founder and CEO of Helvetica Capital
  • Former executive management positions at KPMG, UBS and CS Group
Rajendra Barwale
  • Industrial agriculture investors
  • Founder family of Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company (Mahyco)
Naoko Felder
  • Founder NFK Felder Consulting
  • Board Member Frey Charitable Foundation
  • Former executive of Vontobel Asset Management & Nomura Bank
Philippe Sarasin
  • Active investor and board member of several PE / VC companies
  • Former Managing Partner of Lombard Odier & Cie
  • Former chairman of the CFA Institute
Jürgen Bauer
  • Partner & Chairman of the Board Tenthpin Management Consultants AG
  • Member of the Board ScanTrust SA
  • Member of the Board eClinical Health Ltd.
  • Member of the Board NLS Pharma AG